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  • District 86 may ask voters to weigh in on campaign ethics, tax rate

    Voters in Hinsdale High School District 86 may face questions on campaign ethics, employee benefits and tax rates on the April 7 ballot. Board members spoke Dec. 1 about the possibilities of a binding referendum seeking a tax-rate increase along with...
  • District 181 Board approves 'compromise' levy to avoid deficit

    District 181 Board approves 'compromise' levy to avoid deficit
    The tax levy approved Dec. 8 by the Hinsdale-Clarendon Hills Elementary District 181 School Board allows for the district to avoid facing a deficit in 2015-16 and is expected to add $72 to the property tax bill for a home in DuPage County valued at $900,...
  • Home Sales In Connecticut Reach Highest Level For October Since '07

    Home Sales In Connecticut Reach Highest Level For October Since '07
    Home sales in Connecticut rose 7 percent in October, reaching the highest level for the month since 2007, but prices paid softened for the eighth consecutive month, a new report Tuesday showed. Single-family house sales reached 2,379 in the state in...
  • True love breathes easy: Cost of '12 Days of Christmas' rises little

    True love breathes easy: Cost of '12 Days of Christmas' rises little
    BOSTON (Reuters) - As the U.S. holiday season spins into high gear, shoppers with quirky shopping lists got a bit of good news on Monday: The cost of the gifts in "The Twelve Days of Christmas" carol inched up 1.4 percent this year, a U.S. financial...
  • City Council raises Chicago minimum wage to $13 by 2019

    City Council raises Chicago minimum wage to $13 by 2019
    The City Council on Tuesday approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to boost Chicago’s minimum wage to $13 an hour by mid-2019, while efforts in Springfield to hike the state’s rate and apply some brakes to further city increases fizzled at...
  • OIA posts another record year for international travel

    OIA posts another record year for international travel
    Orlando International Airport has another record in the books. Fiscal year 2013 may have ended with a record high for international traffic, nearly 3.95 million travelers, but fiscal year 2014 has comfortably surpassed it. According to the Greater...
  • South Florida enjoys gas-price windfall

    South Florida enjoys gas-price windfall
    Gas prices are getting lower nearly every day, and especially in South Florida, that's cause for celebration just in time for the holidays. Energy-producing areas of the U.S. and the world aren't so happy, because the declines mean possible loss of...
  • U.S. economy adds a robust 321,000 jobs in November

    Providing a surprising and much-needed bit of momentum to a shaky global economy, U.S. employers ramped up hiring last month and reported a significant rise in wages — welcome news for American workers feeling left behind by the nation's slow...
  • Hampton Roads drivers see big savings on gas

    Hampton Roads drivers see big savings on gas
    As gas prices continue to descend to some of their lowest levels in more than five years, area consumers are beginning to loosen the strings on their purses, according to a recent federal report. Strong to moderate job and wage growth in October and...
  • Colleges need to start practicing cost containment

    Colleges need to start practicing cost containment
    Almost all colleges, private or public, have levied a price tag that has grown on average twice as fast as the Consumer Price Index for the last 40 years. This is a larger increase over a longer period than any business or enterprise in the country. At...
  • Florida not looking to hike minimum wage to $10.10

    Florida not looking to hike minimum wage to $10.10
    TALLAHASSEE — Florida's lowest-paid workers will get a raise Jan. 1, but the much higher minimum wage sought by state and national Democrats doesn't appear to be on the state legislative horizon. The automatic increase of 12 cents an hour,...